Gleneagles: Stories from the Glorious Playground (Hardcover)

Gleneagles: Stories from the Glorious Playground By JAMES COLLARD, Tom English, Justine Picardie Cover Image

Gleneagles: Stories from the Glorious Playground (Hardcover)


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Since opening its doors a century ago, Gleneagles has remained one of Scotland’s most iconic luxury hotels and sporting estates. This celebratory volume, published to coincide with the hotel’s centenary, explores the heritage, glamour, and timeless sophistication of this enduring Scottish treasure.

When Gleneagles first opened in 1924 it was dubbed the “Riviera of the Highlands” and quickly claimed its place among the greatest leisure destinations in the world. Now, a hundred years on, its beauty, lure, and reputation for world-class hospitality remain unparalleled.

From its beginning, the social atmosphere at the hotel radiated the effervescence of the Roaring Twenties. Today, the spirit of glamourous gatherings past lives on, among many other pursuits, such as falconry, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, golf, or simply soaking up the views of the majestic Glendevon while watching croquet on the front lawn. In this exquisite slipcased volume, the prestigious hotel explores its archives, looking both at the romance that endures behind its famed front doors and casting a glance towards its future.
James Collard edited glossy magazines in London and New York City before joining The Times, where he became editor of Times Luxx. A leading luxury journalist, James went on to edit Robb Report UK before co-founding the Uncommonly creative agency.

Tom English is an award-winning BBC Sportswriter and broadcaster, former chief sportswriter for Scotland on Sunday. Tom has been voted Scottish Sports Feature Writer of the Year six times.

Justine Picardie is a contributing editor to Harper’s Bazaar, having previously been its editor in chief. She is the author of six books, including the international bestseller Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life.
Product Details ISBN: 9780847899647
ISBN-10: 0847899640
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: May 21st, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English